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Flight Instructor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Flight Instructor is $70,907 per year.
Flight Instructor Salary (?
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$32,432 - $107,689
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,907
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Flight Instructor Salary (?
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$14.51 - $49.25
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$32,432 - $107,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,117 - $106,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $49.25  
   
Overtime
$11.45 - $63.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,117 - $106,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Flight Instructor

  • Document and evaluate student progress.
  • Follow course schedules and syllabi.
  • Train students in aircraft handling in compliance with FAA safety and instructor requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Instructor

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Experience Affects Flight Instructor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$59,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%